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70 MPs Demand Assange Face Extradition To Sweden, Not US

•, By Tyler Durden

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has said the UK should resist the US's extradition warrant for Julian Assange because, as Corbyn explained, Assange's charge of conspiring to hack into a government computer stems from efforts to expose government malfeasance in the Middle East - and that the UK shouldn't be a party to punishing those who try to hold the Americans accountable.

However, another faction in Parliament opposes handing Assange over to the US for a different reason: According to the FT, a bipartisan group of some 70 MPs wants to prioritize Assange's extradition to Sweden, arguing that delivering justice to purported victims of sexual violence.

The UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid is facing calls from more than 70 MPs to prioritise Julian Assange's potential extradition to Sweden, where he could face an investigation concerning allegations of rape.


In their letter to Mr Javid, MPs urged the minister to "stand with the victims of sexual violence". The letter, which is signed by a cross-party coalition of MPs, said: "We do not presume guilt, of course, but we believe due process should be followed and the complainant should see justice be done."

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